From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the smear campaign launched against two progressive groups, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Media Matters, for the crime of permitting criticism of Israel to occasionally appear in their analyses. That “crime” is then grossly exaggerated not only into “anti-Israel” accusations, but also into accusations of “anti-Semitism.” The latter charge comes in line with a long history of baseless accusations of ...Keep Reading »
Omar Baddar is a political scientist, human rights activist, and New Media professional based in Washington, DC. He holds an M.A. in International Relations and Comparative Politics, and wrote his Master's thesis on US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He blogs on the Huffington Post, and has made several media appearances, including on BBC World Service, Al-Jazeera, and RT TV. He has also participated in dozens of panels, lectures, and debates on college and university campuses throughout the US. (Follow him on Twitter: @OmarBaddar)
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